Imagine being given the task of relocating over two million books and other research materials from a library to another building almost five miles away. And a time frame of just a few months in which to complete the project.
This is exactly the challenge that was being faced by the staff of Georgia Tech’s library in the spring of 2016. A Senior Design team from ISyE stepped in to help with the process.
Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology today dedicated a new joint Library Service Center (LSC), a collaborative project that houses a shared collection of materials, provides delivery services and frees space on the main campuses at both universities.
Georgia Tech will take additional time to prepare the site for construction, and will also pursue private funding sources to offset the cost of the project for the state.
PRIMO from Ex Libris is an all-encompassing, user-friendly catalog and discovery system.
Due to its migration to a new library management system, on December 1 the Georgia Tech Library will suspend the GIL Express direct-requesting service. Instead, all requests from University System of Georgia libraries will go through Interlibrary Loan, or ILLiad.
The Dorothy M. Crosland Tower, also known as Library East, will close for nearly two years on Dec. 31. All computers, scanners, printers, study spaces and other resources in Crosland will move to Price Gilbert, also known as Library West.
The Office of the Provost provided updates on two important parts of Georgia Tech’s learning environment last week: education innovation and the Library Renewal Project.
Two upcoming events will provide the campus community with updates on Tech’s educational innovation ecosystem and forthcoming renovations to the Library.
On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Office of the Provost, together with Dean Murray-Rust, will host Reimagination and Renewal: A Town Hall on Georgia Tech’s Library Renewal Project.
The Library Renewal project is moving ahead and, in preparation, the Library is moving computers, some collections and study spaces from the East (Crosland Tower) to the West (Price Gilbert).